Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,034 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Doom 3
Lowest review score: 10 300: March to Glory
Score distribution:
2,034 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    David Cage and the team at Quantic Dream have accomplished what they set out to, producing a game that integrates narrative and gameplay so tightly that they almost seem inseparable... Undoubtedly one of the finest adventure games of this or any generation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those still unsure about the iPhone's gaming credentials, this accomplished racer is more than adequate evidence for the contrary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Suikoden Tierkreis isn’t perfect, but its strengths more than make up for its few weaknesses.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While not perfect, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time offers a poignant, uncommon challenge. Its world awaits, rich, wondrous, indomitable. Will you overcome it?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be a huge leap over last year’s game but its satisfaction is almost endless.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can easily overlook occasionally frustrating controls and early 2000s graphics when the adventure itself consistently motivates you to want more and more for all of the nearly 60 hours it takes to complete. Skyward Sword isn't perfect, but it absolutely is not a game that should be missed by fans of the series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game that starts on a high note and ends on a high note, and propels Lara with a brisk pace in between, without falling into monotony. It’s an exceptional new start for the Tomb Raider franchise.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor annoyances aside though, Assassin’s Creed II is a superb game. Ubisoft have clearly listened to the reaction to the first game and have gone out of their way to remedy its problems.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game was built to appeal to both the veterans of the series and the new folks just itching to give Pokemon a try. It's a fair bet that the fans will get this game without much hesitation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A good example of refinement over innovation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s made for kids of all ages, and Starfy’s well deserving of sitting alongside Nintendo’s other great gaming legends.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Already played Plants vs. Zombies? Yeah, so have I. Playing the DS version, though, has gotten me hooked all over again. In terms of gameplay and features, PvZ on DS edges out ahead of pretty much any other version out there.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've got a PS3 and an online connection, it'd be silly to miss out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great little downloadable that's completely worth the price of admission.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most fun I've had with a fighting game in many, many years. There is an unrivalled amount of single player content and a busy online system, all of which is a joy to play.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It does something no other medium could accomplish, and while it suffers the occasional misstep along the way, what comes before is an endearing and wholly accomplished adventure that makes Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons a powerful experience recommended to all.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA has definitely caught up in the title race, and I would imagine many Pro Evolution Soccer players are converting over to EA’s franchise. It’s going to be interesting to see who winds up the winner of this hardly contested match-up.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game takes the tried and true racing game formula and refreshes it with a system that rewards you for bad driving and poor sportsmanship. You can drive into oncoming traffic, cause accidents on purpose, and mess with anything that tries to get in your way.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game for everyone, young or old, casual or hardcore. It's an easy game to get into and an easy game to latch onto. The levels are inventive, colorful and varied, constantly providing a new experience at each turn. It's a fun, polished game, but then it's a Mario, and I'd have expected nothing less.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The multiplayer makes it even better; the competitive online gameplay is among the best on the Wii. It doesn’t really matter if you know only half the cast; Tatsunoko VS Capcom is one of the best fighters out there.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most incoherent, bat-sh.t mental videogames ever created has just got itself some clarity – magical.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Being the Chosen One is a tall order to drop on anyone, but The Last Guy makes it one of the most addictive downloadable games available on the PSN.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, if you’re willing to dismiss Viva Pinata on the basis that it looks a bit kiddy, then you’re kidding yourself out of a fantastic adventure that has already shaken Rare to its roots, thanks to the departure of two of its three founding members after poor sales of this game. Shame on you, shame on you.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single player, albeit disappointing, is still an excellent thrill ride and precursor to the main pull: the multiplayer. CoD4 cemented its place as one of the best online shooters going and Modern Warfare 2 builds on it, adding a plethora of new features that constantly reward and amaze.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spelunky is a game that you can finish, but one that you will never complete, and that's why I have played it for 15 hours: The finely tuned mechanics, addictive algorithmic based level design and provocatively challenging, magnificently creative difficulty represent tough videogame design at its finest. Spelunky isn't a game for the casual, or faint of heart, but if you can't stand the heat...
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes this game stand out above the others is that it is a perfect example of how to implement the stylus and touchscreen in to a game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's highly unlikely that you'll find a better value on Live Arcade.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Besides these quibbles, the game is nearly perfect, and ultimately, it's just a hell of a lot of fun to play. It’s addictive and incredibly challenging.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I hate survival horror games. I've found them to be tedious and unnerving. However, there's something about Resident Evil 4 that draws me back again and again. Maybe it's the action-packed gameplay, the execution of the story, or even the wonderfully vivid presentation. Whatever it is, this game is something special.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At times the overwhelming similarities to the first game can be a little off-putting, but at the end of the day this is an action adventure of the absolute highest calibre, outstanding in every respect, and with some of the most awe-inspiring set-pieces and fantastic action sequences ever committed to a videogame.